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Pennsylvania Legacies #147

Pennsylvania Legacies #147

July 12, 2021By: Lily Jones

Billions of dollars’ worth of solar panels and other components are flowing into the U.S. from China, feeding a market increasingly hungry for renewable energy. Most are made with materials linked to alleged forced-labor practices in the Xinjiang region. As...

Join the Environment Ride Community

Join the Environment Ride Community

June 28, 2021By: Patrick Starr

The Ride community grows and changes, but it’s always been a rewarding community to be a part of. Although Early Bird Registration is now closed, it’s not to late to join the riders who have already committed for this year’s...

Bringing New Narratives to the Circuit Trails

Bringing New Narratives to the Circuit Trails

June 25, 2021By: Lizzie Hessek

Trails are full of stories. There are histories about the men, women, and mules that fueled the birth American industry along canal paths. There are adventure stories about discovering natural wonders at a trail’s end. There are tales of self-discovery...

Periodical Wonders

Periodical Wonders

June 23, 2021By: Lily Jones

If you live in parts of southern, central, or northeastern Pennsylvania, you may have already seen Brood X cicadas emerging. After developing underground for seventeen years, Pennsylvania’s largest group of periodical cicadas is ready to spend a few short weeks...

From Seed to Site

From Seed to Site

June 22, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

PEC’s legacy mine land reforestation initiative exploded in 2021, more than doubling the total number of acres planted since the program first launched. Follow a few of this year’s 122 thousand seedlings on their journey from DCNR’s forest nursery to...

Get Outside With PEC

Get Outside With PEC

June 15, 2021By: Lily Jones

After a year of virtual events, PEC is excited to host or support a lineup of outdoor recreation activities this summer and fall. We have running, walking, cycling, and paddling events – so whatever your preferred form of recreation, there’s...

Pennsylvania Legacies #146

Pennsylvania Legacies #146

June 11, 2021By: Lily Jones

Trails can be a tremendous economic opportunity for small towns – but all the funding and political muscle in the world won’t matter if your trail project doesn’t address real community needs and center community voices. In her new book,...

Trail Management Structures in PA

Trail Management Structures in PA

June 3, 2021By: Zhenya Nalywayko

Whenever a new trail project is considered, questions immediately arise about who will own the trail, who will maintain it, and who will be liable for it. When that trail passes through multiple municipalities, which is very common in the...

Pennsylvania Legacies #145

Pennsylvania Legacies #145

May 28, 2021By: Lily Jones

In the perennial swing state of Pennsylvania, elections are often decided by voters who don’t identify with either political party – and recent polling shows Independents have swung hard on the issue of climate. With 3 out of 4 Pennsylvanians...